Quiz: The Renaissance
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Homophony can be defined as…CorrectIncorrect
Polyphony can be defined as…CorrectIncorrect
Is this selection an example of homophony or polyphony?CorrectIncorrect
One of the most famous trouveres was named…CorrectIncorrect
What is given as a characteristic of the best madrigals?CorrectIncorrect
A famous composer of madrigals, notably the Penitential Psalms, was named…CorrectIncorrect
Giovanni da Palestrina is described as the greatest composer of ______ in the Renaissance.CorrectIncorrect
How did Palestrina rescue contrapuntal music, i.e. music with counterpoint, from being banned by the church?CorrectIncorrect
The opening of the ‘Kyrie’ and ‘Gloria’ from Missa Papae Marcelli (selections below) demonstrate Palestrina’s mastery in which of the following ways?CorrectIncorrect
What do we call the performance of stage plays in which the characters sing their words to an accompaniment played by instruments instead of speaking them?CorrectIncorrect
What is the operatic term for reproducing a reciting voice that has no definite rhythm or tune apart from the words?CorrectIncorrect
Is Orpheus (holding his lyre) in this selection singing an aria, toccata, or recitative?CorrectIncorrect
Which two conditions led to a renaissance in English music in the 16th & 17th centuries?CorrectIncorrect
Thomas Tallis was a composer of English choral music and lived during the conflict between…CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following reasons is given for Tallis innovating the ‘Cathedral Service’ in which the voices all move together in plain chords instead of in separate lines of melody?CorrectIncorrect